Web Survey Bibliography
Title Fast Timse and Simple Questions: The Effects of Age, Experience and Question Complexity on Web Survey Response Time
Access date 30.06.2004
Abstract This paper examines response times (RTs) in the context of survey research. Response times are heavily studied in experimental and/or cognitive psychology but are only now gaining attention from survey researchers. Most work on response times in survey research so far has considered response times either as predictors or as proxy measures for some other variable of greater interest. As a result, response times have not been the main focus of the research. Focusing on the nature and causes of response times, this paper takes on the response time as a dependent variable and attempts to tackle the mechanisms of response times by seeking an appropriate regression model. Using the survey response model proposed by Tourangeau, Rips and Rasinski (2000), we include both item-level characteristics and respondent-level characteristics that have been demonstrated to have an impact on response time in a hierarchical regression model. The results from the regression model corroborate evidence from cognitive and experimental psychology that response time is affected by question characteristics such as length, number of answer categories, the nature of answer categories, and the location of the question within the questionnaire as well as respondent characteristics such as age, education and experience with the Internet. Two interaction terms--age by question length and age by the location of question--are shown to have an impact on response times, too.
Year of publication2004
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 59th Annual Conference, 2004 (59)
- The Prevalence of Wireless Substitution; 2004; Luke, J. V., Blumberg, S. J., Cynamon, M. C.
- Is It the Young and the Restless Who Only Use Cellular Phones?; 2004; Steeh, C. G.
- Cell Phone Owners and Usage Patterns; 2004; Tuckel, P. S., O’Neill, H.
- A New Era for Telephone Surveys; 2004; Steeh, C. G.
- Effects of Immediate versus Delayed Notification of Prize Draw Results and Announced Survey Duration...; 2004; Tuten, T. L., Galesic, M., Bosnjak, M.
- A Comparison of Lab-Based and On-Site Usability Testing; 2004; Dean, E.
- To Do or Not to Do?: A Comparison of Behavioral Intention Measures; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Behnke, C. S., Johnson, A. M.
- Item Non-response: Don't Know about Mandatory Responses?; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Johnson, A. M., Behnke, C. S.
- A Global Study of Knowledge Workers: Using the Internet, Dealing with Cultural Variation, and Commercial...; 2004; Day, R., Ross, J.
- Cognitive Interviewing and the Use of Visual Design Principles: A Case Study; 2004; Stettler, K., Nguyen, T.
- Is the American Public as Informed about Science as They Say They Are?; 2004; Gentry, R. J.
- Effects of Mode of Interview, and moderating variables on Erectile and Ejaculatory Function Measures; 2004; Catania, J.A., Rosen, R. J., Wood Johnson, R., Jacobs, S., Sallis, J., Shpilsky, A.
- CASI Supplemental Survey Nonresponse; 2004; Kim, J., Smith, T. W., Kim, S., Kang, J.-H., Berktold, J.
- Augmenting the BRFSS RDD Design with Mail and Web Modes: Results from a Multi-State Experiment; 2004; Roe, D., Jiles, R., Weiner, J., Mokdad, A., Link, M. W.
- Comparing Face to Face, Telephone, Paper Self-Administered, and Web Survey Measurement; 2004; Tortora, R. D., Groves, R. M., Peytcheva, E., Manchin, R.
- Comparison of Web, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Data Collection Methods in a Survey of R&D Funding; 2004; Brick, P. D., Kerwin, J., Levin, K., Cantor, D., O'Brien, J., Wang, A., Campbell, S., Shipp, S.
- Survey Mode Preferences of Business Respondents; 2004; Tarnai, J., Paxon, M. C.
- Respect Thy Respondent Part II: Good Manners for Web surveys; 2004; Featherston, F., Moy, L.
- Fast Timse and Simple Questions: The Effects of Age, Experience and Question Complexity on Web Survey...; 2004; Yan, T., Tourangeau, R.
- Race-of-Interviewer Effects: What Happens on the Web?; 2004; Krysan, M., Couper, M. P.
- How Visual Grouping Influences Answers To Internet Surveys; 2004; Smyth, J. D., Dillman, D. A., Christian, L. M., Stern, M. J.
- The Pollster’s Image, Computer Proliferation in America and What It Means to You!; 2004; Mayur, R., Koudinova, T., Kambavis, C., Sherlock, C.
- Rating versus Comparative Trade-off Measures; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Behnke, C. S., Johnson, A. M.
- Applying New Methodologies in a Longitudinal Study of Young Conservative Jews; 2004; Keysar, A., Kosmin, B.
- Mode-Effects in Pre-Recruited Panels of Full Population?; 2004; Bandilla, W., Bosnjak, M., Altdorfer, P., Lohmann, H.
- Nonresponse to Private and Sensitive Survey Questions; 2004; Montenegro, X.
- Overnight or All Weekend? Comparing Two Online Omnibus Panel Surveys; 2004; Bauman, S.
- Data collection via CATI/CATI-Cell: five years later; 2004; Tucker, K. I.
- The Effect of an Explicit “Decline to Answer” Option in Web Surveys; 2004; Broach, R. J., Ahsan, S., Hoffer, T. B.
- Using progress indicators in web surveys; 2004; Heerwegh, D.
- Web Survey Design: Paging vs. Scrolling; 2004; Peytchev, A., Crawford, S. D., McCabe, S. E., Conrad, F. G., Couper, M. P.
- It's Only Incidental: International Web Survey Considerations; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Klein, J. D., Behnke, C. S.
- Individual and Environmental Factors Affecting Unit Nonresponse and Drop-Out Rates in Web Surveys; 2004; Basson, D., Boulianne, J. S.
- Web of Intrigue? Evaluating Effects on Response Rates of between Web SAQ, CATI, and Mail SAQ Options...; 2004; Grigorian, K. H., Hoffer, T. B., Sederstrom, S.
- A meta-analysis of response rates in Web surveys compared to other survey modes; 2004; Lozar Manfreda, K., Vehovar, V.
- The Effect of Mode on Response Rates and Data Quality in a Survey of Physicians; 2004; Losh, M. E., Thompson, N., Lutz, G.
- Exploration of Physicians Who Choose to Respond Online; 2004; Peugh, J., Zapert, K.
- Response Effects of Survey Mode Controlled for Nonresponse Errors; 2004; Paxon, M. C., Tarnai, J.
- Mode Effects on Item Nonresponse: Gallup-European Social Survey Mixed Mode Experiment; 2004; Yu, M., Chang, M. Y., He, P., Smathers, L., McCutcheon, A. L.
- Using an E-Mail Invitation to Screen Survey Respondents; 2004; Abi-Habib, N., Triplett, T. A., Safir, A.
- Dropout on the Web: Influence of changes in respondents' interest and perceived burden during the Web...; 2004; Galesic, M.
- Propensiy Score Adjustment as An Alternative Weighting Scheme for Web Survey Data; 2004; Lee, Sunghee
- On the Convergent Validity of Attitude Measurement in Phone and Online Surveys; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Krane, D., Taylor, H.
- Nonresponse Research in the Department of Defense; 2004; Caplan, J. R.
- Addressing Trust In The Anonymity And Confidentiality Of Web Surveys Through Usability Testing; 2004; Fenlason, K., Lundby, K., Christianson DeMay, C.
- Editing Strategies for Electronic Establishment Survey Data Collection: Research and Experience; 2004; Anderson, A. E., Murphy, E. D., Nichols, E. M., Sigman, R. S., Willimack, D. K.
- Web-based surveys in market and social research – Usage and needs of different user groups in...; 2004; Kaczmirek, L., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W., Auer, T.
- Assessing Newspaper Accuracy: Using the Internet to Improve a Classic Survey Technique; 2004; Maier, S. R.
- Panel Attrition and its Effects on Results from a Longitudinal Study: An Examination of Changes in Participants...; 2004; Baxter, R. K., Dean, E.
- Benefits and Burdens of Web-based Data Collection among College Students; 2004; Mitra, A., Durant, R. H., Wolfson, M., Martin, B., Champion, H., O'Brien, M. C., Omli, M., Williams...